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Old 08-08-19, 02:14 PM
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Light and wire for generator hub?

A bike I just picked up came with a spare front wheel. Itís a Shimano Alfine hub, Iím not familiar with these. Whatís a good light, and who sells them with the wire kit?
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In addition to the light and wire, you likely need one of these too.
https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-3C41-.../dp/B001EIAZVQ

Peter White likely sells those too. Peter White website has a huge amount of information on how to wire them, etc. Expect to spend some quality time on his website.
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I like the Busch & MŁller Lumotec IQ Premium Cyo T Senso Plus that Peter White sells. The photo he shows of the illumination pattern is accurate as far as my experience.The "T" includes a feature whereby during daylight a double LED is kept lit (if you select the T setting) making you more visible from the front. I think it's particularly useful on bike paths which in our area are often shady and makes my approach visible from quite a distance. The "Senso" feature means that in the "T" setting the full beam will come on when it gets dark enough. If you go through a tunnel for instance, the full night time beam illuminates automatically. It comes with full wiring for itself and a tail light if you want one.
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I've gotten great use out of my Busch and Muller(B&M). It's a fantastic light. I went through xxcycle. Even with shipping to the US, it was significantly cheaper than buying in the US(as with lots of euro bike parts). We have such a markup here... If you want to spend the money, they have at least one model that will charge your phone, etc.
https://www.xxcycle.com/dynamo-front-light,en.php

Wiring is so simple you'd hardly have to look anything up. Maybe just watch a quick youtube video on how to do it? Basically you just attach the connector onto the end of the light wire and plug it in. It's simple. I'd go with 50lux or more. Please be responsible and stand in front of your bike with the light on full to make sure it isn't pointed into the eyes of oncoming traffic, cyclists, pedestrians, etc. This is such a huge problem where I currently live. Blinding people doesn't keep you safe. If you go with a quality light like a B&M, it won't be a problem anyway. The light is directed down to light the road in front of you, not blasting out everywhere in front of you. You're gonna enjoy dynamo life! It's great!
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.... Please be responsible and stand in front of your bike with the light on full to make sure it isn't pointed into the eyes of oncoming traffic, cyclists, pedestrians, etc. This is such a huge problem where I currently live. Blinding people doesn't keep you safe....
On some lights the standlight uses different LEDs than the main beam. On those lights, if you are not moving the main beam would not be lit when you "stand in front of the bike with the light on full" because you need to be rolling for the dynohub to power the light.

Instead I always try to set my beam so that it just barely is high enough to show in the taillight reflectors on the parked cars in front of me as I ride.
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Originally Posted by hilltowner View Post
I like the Busch & MŁller Lumotec IQ Premium Cyo T Senso Plus that Peter White sells. The photo he shows of the illumination pattern is accurate as far as my experience.The "T" includes a feature whereby during daylight a double LED is kept lit (if you select the T setting) making you more visible from the front. I think it's particularly useful on bike paths which in our area are often shady and makes my approach visible from quite a distance. The "Senso" feature means that in the "T" setting the full beam will come on when it gets dark enough. If you go through a tunnel for instance, the full night time beam illuminates automatically. It comes with full wiring for itself and a tail light if you want one.
I have this one too, for several years now. I love it.
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